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1.The Road to Reforms

Despite the infrastructure 'boom', the industry has failed to adhere to the momentum expected from it in terms of project execution. Janaki Krishnamoorthi delves into the reasons behind this and discovers that corruption, lack of transparency and rigidity must be eradicated for India to live up to its potential.

2.The call of debt

Surprisingly, ever since Anil Swarup became head of the Projects Monitoring Group (PMG) under the Cabinet Committee of Investment, he has not gotten the attention he deserved.

3.EPC - Excellence, Performance, Commitment!

Charu Bahri explores the challenges associated with EPC contracts and what it takes for contractors to put their best foot forward.

4.Will the Industry Bottom Out?

The June-September 2010 has been the worst quarter for construction industry. Prolonged monsoon and heavy precipitation have impacted operations of infrastructure projects while governments, both at Centre and states, were slow in awarding new contracts, analyses. the Skill Crunch

In February 2008, CW’s cover story on the manpower shortage in the construction industry highlighted the need to add about 5 million people every year to sustain the industry’s growth rate.

6.A Slippery Bottomline

The October-December 2010 quarter saw the highest growth in topline among the past five to six quarters, but profitability remained sluggish, with the quarter posting decline of five per cent in net profits.

7.Our total outstanding business in the construction sector is around Rs 7,000 crore

Delivering stability, integrity and quality in each of its projects, Sadbhav Engineering Ltd has grown manifold since its inception with diversified operations in roads and bridges, irrigation and mining, covering the length and breadth of India.

8.In Recovery Mode

The quarter ended March 2011 witnessed healthy growth in net profit but saw the lowest revenue growth in the fiscal.

9.Most Admired Companies: Gammon India

Established in 1922, Gammon India has been built on a legacy that has stood the test of time. Among the largest physical infrastructure construction companies in India, with a presence across all sectors of civil engineering, design and construction, its track record spans landmark projects built over decades.

10.Claim Game

NHAI is facing arbitration claims amounting to over Rs 11,084 crore in tribunals and courts. It claims that its liability is close to 30 per cent of the amount claimed by the contractors.

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